Idiot? I'm sorry to have tried to offer help to you!
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From: Marcus Carr <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2000 4:12 PM
Subject: Re: DTD Courses? DTD Consulting?
> Reg Anderson wrote:
> > Sorry if all this sounds confusing but the answer to your question is
> > any computer science student that has taken a compiler-compiler or
> > data parsing class will be able to construct and maintain a grammar for
> > business needs.
> The issue isn't coming up with a grammer - the issue is understanding the
> and the requirements well enough to do a good job. Strictly speaking,
> correct - any idiot can create a DTD, just as any idiot can create a
> The original poster asked about outsourcing DTD work - we have undertaken
> such work for the Australian Department of Defence and several airlines
> legal publishers. It's not that uncommon and just as it may be for the
> of complex databases, analysis can be a specialised skill.
> Marcus Carr email: [log in to unmask]
> Allette Systems (Australia) www: http://www.allette.com.au
> "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
> - Einstein